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AAC-122: The Knowhow to Know How: A Roadmap for Finding Your Way Through SGD Funding

ATiA 2022 Conference Virtual Event

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This is a free recorded session available to all and is part of an ATIA 2022 Registration Package.

Session recordings will be posted after ATIA 2022 in Orlando.

Sponsored by: PRC-Saltillo


In this session, we will assist you in putting together a funding roadmap to help you find your way to SGD approval. We will cover the different funding sources. We will highlight where and how to obtain the policy guidelines for these various funding sources. We will provide ideas and strategies on how to satisfy the requirements of the source you are writing for in your SGD report, as well as develop your awareness of the ever-evolving nature of the funding landscape, including the denial and appeal process and show how to use PRC-Saltillo's enhanced Funding Portal.

Content Disclosure: This session references AAC devices from PRC-Saltillo and does not reference other similar products.

Learning Objectives

First Learning Objective: Identify three different SGD funding sources, and the importance of locating policy information and guidelines to inform SGD report writing and appeals.
Second Learning Objective: State two strategies for incorporating policy guidelines into SGD evaluation report writing.
Third Learning Objective: Demonstrate understanding of the appeal process and identify one or more options that exist for appeal when an SGD request does not receive an approval.

Primary Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

Secondary Strand

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Target Audience

  • AT Specialists

Experience Level


Primary Life Cycle Addressed


Session Delivery Format

In-person presentation with recording

Course Schedule

This course was given at the ATIA 2022 Conference on Thursday, January 27: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs

This course is offered for the following CE Provider Credits:
For: 0.10 CEU Units or 1.0 CEU Hours.


Christine Kramlich, M.Ed.



Christine graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Special Education from Florida State University with a focus in visual impairment and blindness. She completed a Master of Arts in Special Education from Florida State University with a focus on deaf/blind education. Christine holds a teaching certificate in the State of Georgia with endorsements in visual impairment and deaf/blind education. She is highly qualified to teach all academic areas from grades K-8.Christine has been employed in a variety of settings as a teacher of the visually impaired for the past 14 years. The first four years were in an itinerant setting where students had a variety of abilities including students who were deaf/blind, blind, visually impaired, at varying levels of intellectual ability and children with autism who ranged in age from 3 to 21. Following this, she worked in a classroom setting for blind and visually impaired children who ranged in age from 5-8 and were learning to read and write using a variety of assistive technology devices. Another itinerant job, similar to the first, was then enjoyed for 4 more years. She was selected as teacher of the year at the South Carolina School for Deaf-Blind during 2000. Finally, Christine taught in a classroom setting for blind and visually impaired children in middle school including a number of students with significant communication disorders. Throughout her teaching career, Christine has been dedicated to implementing assistive technology solutions, including augmentative/alternative communication, in educational programming for use throughout the school day. Additionally, she has personal experience with a family member who is a communication device user. Christine is a salaried employee of PRC-Saltillo.

Relevant Financial Relationship: Yes
Full time salaried employee of PRC-Saltillo, a 100% employee owned company

Relevant Non-Financial Relationship: No